What Happened to Wanderlust?

April 9th, 2012

The Go-Nowhere Generation essay that I wrote with my daughter Victoria in the New York Times last month sparked provocative commentary and was the most emailed article of that weekend.  It also sparked followup research.  The proportion of 19 year olds and younger with drivers licenses plummeted 28% between 1998 and 2008.  The AP, New York Times, Forbes and others have since featured articles on how how young people have lost their wanderlust.  Where’d it go?  It’s been replaced with online-lust.

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